Friday, November 27, 2009


Another FabuLous idea from Fabulous K ...

I have sooo many things to be thankful for this year ... and this includes YOU ... yes You ... the one reading my blog!!!

I want to thank all of you for following and leaving me super sweet comments all year long! You really make my day and I would L-O-V-E to hear from you and hopefully get to know you better!

If you read my blog or simply stopped by to say hello ... please leave me a comment and share the Love!

Also feel free to stop by Kelly's Blog so you too can get a "Holiday Hello" graphic for your blog...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Miss Russian California

Pageants ... that's definitely not something I ever saw myself doing ... but guess there's a 1st for everything!

A couple of months ago my good friend Nata invited me to participate in a pageant that her company was hosting. I didn't think much of it but decided to give a try anyways. At that time I didn't know what I was getting myself into ... but I sure did find out real fast!

After 3-4 grueling practices for 5 weeks straight I found out exactly what it takes to prepare for a pageant ... and ppl let me tell you it's a lot of hard work! With everything I had going on with school, church, Beta Alpha Psi, and the pageant ... I barely survived the past couple of months LoL

The pageant consisted of 3 parts: Personal Outfit, Wedding Gown, and Evening Dress ... I probably had the hardest time with the personal outfit ... That's the outfit we wore for our opening number and didn't have too much guidelines in choosing it except that we had to be able to dance in it. Sooo here's what I came up with.....


The wedding gowns and evening dresses were a lil easier ... Diamond Bridal Salon handpicked a wedding gown and evening dress for every contestant to model during the pageant.

I L-O-V-E-D my Wedding Gown ... it had a tail so I had tons of fun learning how to be flirty with it and toss it behind me during the pageant walk ;) LoL


We wore our Evening Gowns for the last part of the pageant and had to do our own 1 1/2 minutes routine while our personal video was playing on the screen {I wanted to post it on here but still trying to figure it out} ... Here's my hubby and I taking a quick pic after the event!


To top the night off ... we had an after party with all the girls at Scott's Seafood! ... After sucha long day we barely had enough energy to eat ... & that's not normal cuz the food was D-licious!


Even with all that work, I still didn't win 1st place ... but after everything was said and done I realized that it wasn't even about that ... I had the best time of my life and this experience and the friendships that I made will last forever!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

{Gray} is the new bLack

I'm sooo in L-U-V with gray this faLL ... And simply can't get enough of it! Seriously if you check out my closet, a 1/3 of my stuff is either gray or a variation of gray/siLver. It's the perfect color and goes great with everything ...

... so to add to my collection ... I went shopping last week and bought this gorgeous military style jacket & super cute pencil skirt from express!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweet Baby {aLyssa}

My sis-in-law gave birth to beautiful baby girl last week!

We didn't get a chance to visit them in the hospital, but came over to the house a couple of days later. She looks just like her older sister, just check out that doll face ... too cute for words!


Of course we couldn't go empty handed ... I ordered her this cute personalized onesie on Etsy ... they always have the best stuff!